Jazzylemon’s Post to celebrate centenary of Dylan Thomas:
The 27th of October sparked the birth of two great poets, Dylan Thomas in 1914 (100 years ago today) and Sylvia Plath in 1932.
Dylan Marlais Thomas
(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953)
Born in Swansea, Wales, and considered one of the best English-speaking poets of the 20th-century, Thomas worked as a journalist and a book reviewer until he established his reputation as a poet in the 1930s. He was a heavy drinker and a wonderful poetry reader whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “And death shall have no dominion”, the “play for voices”, Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. He became popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death in New York. In his later life he acquired a…
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